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Poster: James Barnett Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Is this movie PD?

Looking to see if "Stars In My Crown" is PD.
Stars in my crown (1950)

Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V3492D205
Date of Recordation: 2003-04-28
Entire Copyright Document: V3492 D133-215 P1-891
Title: Stars in my crown (1950)

The movie was renewed in 2003, but had to be renewed by 1978 to be valid. So is this PD?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Sep 19, 2009 8:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is this movie PD?

This movie was renewed in 1977 so it doesn't come up in the online copyright database.

This is one of the movies that was renewed under the old ("anniversary year window") system. Up until the copyright changes that came into effect in 1978 movies had to be renewed between the 27th and 28th anniversary of their registration date. In 1978 this was changed to any time during the calendar year of the 28th anniversary. For the transitional copyright year, any film published with a 1950 copyright notice could be renewed in either "window" - aniversary or calendar. This meant that 1950 movies had up to a 2 year window for renewal - between the registration anniversary in 1977 and 31 Dec 1978.

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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 19, 2009 10:01pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is this movie PD?

video cellar
I hate to bother you but there is a post in animation shorts posted September 15 by Beeth and he needs your help and advice on cartoons. Could you see what you can do, please?